This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
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Choose your Username. For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor,NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either). Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username. While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!
Join groups! Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself! Start making friends that can last a lifetime.
Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak
All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018.
**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed. Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.
**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.
**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:
In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).
**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED. Vaccinations still required.
**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.
RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021
Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass isno longer needed to drive on to base for parking.
Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.
My name is Cait, Im 18 years old, a college student studying to be a Special Education Teacher! My boyfriend graduated boot camp 5/26/11 and is now in A school. I must admit that i was very upset when i found out that he was joining the Navy but now i couldn't be more proud of him! Im so glad that i found this site because now i have all of you guys to lean on and to support! We need to help each other be strong so we can be strong for our sailors!
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Love your Sailor and appreciate every second you have with them!
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
Hey! I to am a freshman in college and studying to be an elementary teacher with an emphasis in special education. I believe our bf have the same PIR date!? Are you going to PIR? Let me know if you need anything, please. I'm just as new to this too, but venting has been helping me out a lot.
thanks for the add!! my boyfriend is in A school now, graduated boot camp 4 months ago so i have a somewhat fresh perspective on things. feel free to message me or anything if you ever need to vent, or just need a shoulder (through the internet haha) to lean on!! this site is great hope it is helpful for you!
You two are so close now...time apart has not entered into your mind because of your joy with him. Who he is has taken him on this path. You love him completely and realize that this is a new part, a new level of commitment. Supporting him with your strength will make him strong...and there will be tears but not despair and you will be stronger every day. Bless you , darlin'
You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!